Zoubek Out At Least Eight Weeks

Sophomore center Brian Zoubek has been sidelined with an injury the program announced Wednesday

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke sophomore center Brian Zoubek will miss 8-10 weeks of action following surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot. The surgery was successfully performed Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center by Dr. James Nunley and Dr. Dean Taylor. Zoubek suffered the injury during a pick-up game on Monday, July 9.

"It is a setback for Brian," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "He worked diligently this summer to add weight to his frame and he did so successfully. The surgery went very well according to our medical team, so we'll have him back on the court in due time. We have total confidence that Brian will play an important role on our team in 2007-08."

The 7-1 Zoubek gained 20 pounds in the off-season and now weighs 266 pounds. In 32 games as a freshman, Zoubek averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. He shot .524 from the field and .667 from the free throw line.

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